Watch Colin Firth in ‘The King’s Speech’ Trailer

Check it out: the trailer for The King’s Speech has been released today. The film, which won big at the Toronto Film Festival, is already seen as the frontrunner for next year’s Best Picture Oscar, and Colin Firth is viewed as a lock for his second consecutive Best Actor nod for his role as the stuttering King George VI.

The World War II-set film tells the story of the King’s quest to overcome his stammer with the help of a speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush) and his wife (Helena Bonham Carter).

Let’s see if this actually turns out to be a good movie: so many Oscar films (well, most of them, IMO) have ridden into town with great buzz only to deflate those expectations in the theater.

Are you more likely to see The King’s Speech after watching the trailer?

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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